Kambo du Brasio


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Poisonous Tree Frog brings wealth to Brazilian Tribe

In a remote corner of the Amazon forests of Brazil, lives the Kambo, also known as the giant monkey frog. The slime of this frog has been used by the Katukina tribal shamans as an ancestral remedy for illness and pain.  The slime has a tranquilizing or anesthetic effect, and it’s properties include medicinal properties that could be used to treat hypertension, strokes, and other illnesses.

After catching the frog, the tribe ties it spread-eagle between two posts, and collects slime from it’s back and sides with a piece of wood, and then releases the frog.    Imagine having your job be to chasing frogs and collecting their slime.


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